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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
Women talk art in new lecture series
position as a regional leader in the arts, California State University, Sacramento
will host a new free lecture series focused on women artists during this spring
semester. The "Women Make Art Lecture Series," organized by the Women's
Art Forum at CSUS, launches with talk by muralist Juana Alicia Montoya at 6
p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in the University Union Redwood Room.
Llorona's Sacred Waters, detail of mural design Juana Alicia
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“I am a muralist,
printmaker, educator, activist and painter who loves to draw,” says Montoya.
Her vibrant public work has appeared in locations from Pennsylvania to Managua,
and her mural Santuario/Sanctuary graces a terminal in San Francisco International
Airport. She is dedicated to the technique of fresco buono, using the ancient
painting style to create works championing civil rights and social justice.
Mixed media and installation artist Mildred Howard will make the second presentation
in the series at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in the University Union Redwood
Room. "Howard easily travels between private and public worlds, between
a personalized folk art and powerful social statement," says Boston Herald
arts writer Joanne Silver. The San Francisco-based artist explores racial, familial
and cultural history through her installations, often using objects from her
past to create intriguing environments that surround the viewer.
Artist Claudia Bernardi continues the series with her lecture at 6 p.m., Tuesday,
April 20, in the University Library Gallery. A native Argentine, Bernardi has
earned master’s in fine arts degrees from the National Institute of Fine
Art in Buenos Aires and UC Berkeley. Since 1984 she has been a member of the
Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team and participated in the documentation of
mass executions in Argentina, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Guatemala. In addition
to numerous exhibitions of her pastels, Bernardi teaches art to political refuges
and torture survivors from Latin America to assist them in dealing with past
A combined lecture from video artists Corey Ohama and Kara Herold closes the
series at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 6, in the University Union Foothill Suite. Ohama's
award-winning Double Solitaire explored in film the continuing effects of internment
on two Japanese American men - her father and uncle. She is currently filming
a documentary about the impact of culture on medical decision-making. Herold
has worked in documentary, animated and found-footage formats, creating a diverse
body of work concentrating on women. She describes her recent film Grrlyshow,
on the girl "zine" or magazine revolution, as "an 18-minute explosion
of fringe feminism and print media."
For more information, contact Tatiana Reinoza at (916) 451-3987. Media assistance
is available from CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
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